Category Archives: faith

Avoiding Blind Faith

People often talk about how faith is important; but blind faith is dangerous. In the Tenrikyo religion, our faith is based on the Ofudesaki.  We believe that these verses come from God.  God tells us that God will use reason … Continue reading

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Your Illness Can be Cured/Tenrikyo

Do you have an illness that doctors or medicine cannot cure? What if I tell you that whatever your illness is, it can be cured! You are probably thinking that this is some kind of scam. No, I am not … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /Pain as God’s Blessings

Prophets who miraculous healed people founded many of the religions in the world. What is more impressive to convince others that one is working in behalf of God than to cure the incurable? But enter a religion that tells people … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /How Do We Remove Evil?

Ever since the beginning of mankind, we have attempted to distance ourselves from people who have acted contrary to our accepted norms. What do we do with people who commit heinous crimes against humanity? History provides many examples of communities, … Continue reading

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Tenrikyo /Happiness in a Bottle?

How do we become happy, where everything feels good? There are “cloudy days” that whatever you do you feel gloomy, and depressed, while there are “sunny days” where one feels great no matter what is occurring around you. Some will … Continue reading

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The Difficult Path

How do we remove evil (greed, arrogance, and self love) from our mind? In the Book of Prophecy (Fudesaki), it is said to be a difficult process. This mind, prepare to clear it quickly. Purify it by using a filter … Continue reading

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The Easy Path to Salvation

In the Book of Prophecy (Fudesaki), it is said that the path to salvation is a difficult path. Why is it so difficult? People are always looking for: the easy paths, easy jobs, and easy ways to make money. They … Continue reading

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Is Faith Good

What does a distorted mirror have to do with religion?  In the Book of Prophecy (Ofudesaki), God throughout the sacred book tells us that we do not understand him.  The following is from the Book of Prophecy: Though I have … Continue reading

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Why Do We Suffer/ revisited

Sometimes when people read my old blogs, I review them and add to what was written. This is a blog written in May of 2013. Consider the books in God’s library.  In each book, the first and last pages are … Continue reading

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What is Salvation?

What is salvation work? In a recent lecture by a Tenrikyo reverend, he considered salvation work as anything that helps others. Even helping someone carry his or her suitcase may be considered salvation work. According to him, a smile can … Continue reading

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